United States Senate election in Delaware, 1996

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United States Senate election in Delaware, 1996
Delaware
1990 ←
November 5, 1996 → 2002

  Joe Biden, official photo portrait 2-cropped.jpg
Nominee Joe Biden Raymond Clatworthy
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 165,465 105,088
Percentage 60.0% 38.1%

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County results

U.S. Senator before election

Joe Biden
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Joe Biden
Democratic

The 1996 United States Senate election in Delaware was held on November 5, 1996. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Biden won re-election to a fifth term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Raymond Clatworthy, businessman[1]
  • Vance Phillips, farmer
  • Wilfred Plomis

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Raymond J. Clatworthy 18,638 82.24%
Republican Vance Phillips 3,307 14.59%
Republican Wilfred Plomis 717 3.16%
Totals 22,662 100.00%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joe Biden (D), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Raymond Clatworthy (R), businessman

Results[edit]

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joe Biden (inc.) 165,465 60.04% -2.64%
Republican Raymond J. Clatworthy 105,088 38.13% +2.30%
Libertarian Mark Jones 3,340 1.21% -0.28%
Natural Law Jacqueline Kossoff 1,698 0.62%
Majority 60,377 21.91% -4.94%
Turnout 275,591
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/USAToday/access/148193571.html?dids=148193571:148193571&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jul+13%2C+2002&author=CARL+WEISER&pub=USA+TODAY&desc=GOP+says+Biden-Clatworthy+race+is+potential+sleeper&pqatl=google
  2. ^ http://elections.delaware.gov/information/electionresults/pdfs/1996.pdf
  3. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1996/96Stat.htm

External links[edit]